Tuesday, August 19, 2008

FILMS WANTED for 2009 festival!

CALL FOR WORK: the April 18-26, 2009 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, an annual presentation of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, USA invites independent film entries of any length. Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children's, youth-made movies, shorts, lesbian/gay/trans, animation, experimental.

Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include a significant amount of content involving people of African descent. Films are reviewed by a jury process. Entry fee: $25 USD; please make checks payable to
"LHPAC". Please include a postage paid envelope if you want your work returned. All preview copies must be marked with your name and contact information. A $50 honorarium is paid for films accepted and screened. You will be notified by email if your film is accepted.

Deadline: January 16, 2009. Please send preview copies in NTSC format on DVD. Films originating in languages other than English must have English subtitles. Mailing address: LHAAFF, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144 USA.

An entry form is available here: http://www.langstonarts.org/2009LHAAFF_EntryForm.pdf.Please visit www.langstonblackfilmfest.org or http://lhaaffbside.blogspot.com/ for more information about our event.

Three awards will be given: the $500 local filmmaker award (filmmaker resident of Washington State); the $750 Audience Award; and the $750 Jury award.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

2009 LHAAFF Dates...

We are still working on confirming the April 2009 LHAAFF dates, and as soon as we have that information confirmed we will post it here.

Thank you for your support!

News about current community events:

Cultural Conversations, Seattle: August 24th

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Kwik Cup Espresso, 3815 s. Othello Street, Ste 102 Seattle WA 98118

Some of the topics will be: how we can get more youth involved in our conversations and getting more youth of color involved in song, drum and dance as well as providing them the access to classes and events in our community. We are also asking that you bring your topics of interest to the meeting as well as ideas on how to keep these conversations going.

Shawna Hawk MA
Leadership, Education Social and Human Services
& Bi-cultural Development
Connecting and Healing Community through Education, Song and Dance - The Keys to Spiritual Awareness

Northwest African-American Fine Arts Association August 9 - September 4, 2008
Welcome to the 4th annual Northwest African American Group Art Exhibition. This year’s event will feature more than 40 works reflecting the ingenuity and brilliance of Northwest Artists of African descent.


The Northwest African-American Fine Arts Association was organized in 2005 by Robert Horton and Annie Hudson-McKnight. Horton and Hudson-McKnight were intent on showcasing the work of contemporary African American artists in the Pacific Northwest. An important goal of the organization is to foster a sense of pride and develop an atmosphere of support and professionalism within the membership. The annual NAAFA exhibit displays works of vibrant creativity and style. NAAFA is committed to hosting events that demonstrate the range of artistic talent in Seattle's African American community.

Previous show viewers have commented:

"Beautiful, diverse collection of work and artists...a must see in my book."
"Powerful, a fabulous collection of artists...I look forward to more."
And, "Such a thrill to have seen the show."
Seattle PI art critic Regina Hackett has this to say, Art To Go::Exhibit A: Robert Horton